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Southwark Pensioners Centre

Supporting Older People in Southwark

Faith & Social Action Event





Dear All,

I would like to invite you to attend ‘Faith and Social Action’, a community discussion event based on the research Community Southwark has conducted over the last year exploring the link between faith groups, seldom heard communities and social action.

In tandem with the launch of a new report-  this event will explore and celebrate the many and varied initiatives serving, helping and bettering the local community.

With your help we will be seeking to explore:

  • The needs of seldom heard communities;
  • The internal solutions that they believe are needed;
  • The needs and concerns of Southwark’s faith communities; and
  • How faith communities can support the needs of seldom heard groups.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The event will be taking place on:

Date:              26th September 2017

Time:              2:00-4:00pm.

Venue:           Camberwell Library, 48 Camberwell Green, SE5 7AL,

Please RSVP here as spaces are limited – we look forward to seeing you! Please do forward this to your Southwark contacts.

If you have any questions, please email me on Nathan@communitysouthwark.org or phone 020 7358 7253.

Kind Regards,

Nathan Lewis

Nathan Lewis | Outreach and Relationships Officer | Community Southwark | 1 Addington Square, London, SE5 0HF | t: 020 7358 7253

Zeppelin 1917


We are recruiting volunteer stewards to help and in particular to be on hand when the exhibition is open 1.30 to 5.30 on Saturdays in October and a few week days.  if anyone would like to help please get in touch with Chris Henry.

Almost one hundred years ago, on October 19 1917, a Zeppelin bomb landed in Calmington Road, Southwark. It killed 10 people, injured 24 and demolished a fish and chip shop, doctor’s surgery and houses. The Friends of Burgess Park project Zeppelin 1917 will uncover the stories of local heroes, and piece together the dramatic raid right over what is now Burgess Park.

See below for all links to all the eventbrite  pages for various events-

7 Oct Ian Castle Talk zeppelin expert


14 Oct Stephen Bourne Talk Black Poppies


14 Oct 1917 Knees Up  music and quiz


21 Oct The Raid animated walk


21 Oct scratch theatre on hidden heroes




Dementia Friendly Screenings

DemeDementiaFriendlyFilms_EastDulwichntia Friendly Screenings at DementiaFriendlyFilms_ClaphamPicturehouse cinemas

Our Dementia Friendly Screenings aim to provide a fun and inclusive experience, enable people with dementia and their carers to attend the cinema in a safe and comfortable environment, and give them the chance to get out and socialise with people from the local community and other people in a similar situation. These events are open to everyone, but are enhanced to suit the needs of people with dementia: The lights are up a little and the sound down and there will be no adverts. Staff members have also attended Dementia Friends training sessions.

Please do pass on these details to any one you think might be interested or benefit from these screenings.

 For further details on upcoming screenings please CLICK HERE. 


As its the summer holidays we thought we would put on Disney’s classic 1967 The Jungle Book, please feel free to bring along the whole family, children, grand children, great grand children!


3rd August:

East Dulwich Picturehouse (tea/ coffee from 10:30, film at 11:00)

15th August:

Clapham Picturehouse (tea/ coffee from 10:30, film at 11)

28th August:

Greenwich Picture House (tea/ coffee from 10:30, film at 11)

28th August:  

The Gate (tea/ coffee from 10:30, film at 11)

28th August:

 Stratford Picturehouse (tea/ coffee from 12:30, film at 1)

26th August:

Crouch End (tea/ coffee from 10:30, film at 11)

25th August:

 Hackney Picturehouse (tea/ coffee from 10:30, film at 11)



 A young man, Vince Everett (Elvis Presley), is convicted of manslaughter after being drawn into a bar fight while trying to defend a woman. In prison, Everett finds salvation when his cellmate, a country singer named Hunk Houghton (Mickey Shaughnessy), hears him sing and pegs him as a future star. 


7th September:

East Dulwich Picturehouse (tea/ coffee from 10:30, film at 11:00)

 19th September:

Clapham Picturehouse (tea/ coffee from 10:30, film at 11)

22nd September:

 Hackney Picturehouse (tea/ coffee from 10:30, film at 11)

25th September:

Greenwich Picture House (tea/ coffee from 10:30, film at 11)

25th September:

The Gate (tea/ coffee from 10:30, film at 11)

25th September:

 Stratford Picturehouse (tea/ coffee from 12:30, film at 1)

 28th September:

 Crouch End Picturehouse (tea/ coffee from 10:30, film at 11)



Safer Crossings at Camberwell


Dear Stakeholder

We have been working in partnership with Southwark Council to deliver safety improvements at the Camberwell Green junction because its recent collision history ranks it as a priority for improvement.

Our plans aim to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists in the short-term as we continue to work with Southwark Council and the local community to develop more transformative proposals.

Based on analysis of other junctions where these measures have been introduced we expect collisions to reduce by about 40 per cent.

We welcome comments or questions about our plans and ideas for other changes we might consider. You can tell us here by 3 September 2017.

The proposals form part of the Mayor of London’s plan for Healthy Streets – a long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle and use public transport by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

Yours faithfully

Simon Mouncey

Consultation Team

Transport for London

Pocket Spaces Link


Bermondsey Tube Lifts

Bermondsey_Tube_pngTransport For London will soon begin refurbishing the lifts at Bermondsey Tube station as part of our maintenance upgrade work to keep our lifts safe and reliable.

We will carry out this lift replacement from Tuesday 19 September until Thursday 05 October 2017. Please note that Bermondsey Tube station will not be step-free during this period.

During these works customers can continue to use Bermondsey station via the escalators to platform-level.

Customers requiring a step-free route will be able to use their tickets on local buses:

Customers travelling eastbound from Bermondsey should use No. 47/188/N199 buses from Stop E to Canada Water station.
Customers travelling westbound from Bermondsey should use No. 47/381/N199/N381 from Stop A to London Bridge station.

Customers travelling to Bermondsey station should alight at Canada Water or London Bridge stations, and continue using the local buses noted above.

Customers will be notified of these works via a number of different communications, including emails to those registered for accessibility updates. We will also have information online, in the Metro newspaper, via social media and signs in the station.

Experience with Community Mental Health Teams?

SLAM_logo_thumbThe Care Quality Commission (CQC) have informed us that in the week beginning 17th July they will be inspecting community mental health teams (CMHTs) for adults of working age provided by South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust.

If you have any information to share with the CQC about experiences of care and treatment with a CMHT, please get in touch with us:

Email: info@healthwatchsouthwark.co.uk

Telephone: 020 7358 7005

Your views can help inform the questions the CQC will ask as well as their findings. We will keep your feedback anonymous.

We will also pass on to the inspectors any other feedback about the CMHTs which we have heard recently.

Below is some background information you may find useful.

Best wishes,

The Healthwatch Southwark Team

What is SLaM? South London and the Maudsley Trust (SLaM) is the NHS Foundation Trust which runs many of the mental health hospital, outpatient and community services in Southwark and across South London.


What is the Care Quality Commission (CQC)? The CQC is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. They carry out inspections to services and produce reports where they highlight areas of good practice and areas that must be improved. They ask 5 key questions when they inspect services:

  • Are they safe?
  • Are they effective?
  • Are they caring?
  • Are they responsive to people’s needs?
  • Are they well-led?

When did SLaM last have an inspection by the CQC? SLaM received an inspection of the whole Trust from the CQC in September 2015. A report was published in January 2016. SLaM received an overall rating of ‘Good’:

  • Are they safe? Requires Improvement
  • Are they effective? Good
  • Are they caring? Good
  • Are they responsive to people’s needs? Good
  • Are they well-led? Good

Since this inspection, the CQC have been looking again at specific services within SLaM to see what has changed.


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Advice Sessions

Please phone the Admin Department for Monday, Wednesday & Friday appointments: (02077084556): or Click here for more info.